A significant percentage of Florida households involve blended families. Blended families come in all shapes and sizes. Each spouse may enter a marriage with one or more children. The couple may also have children together during the course of the marriage, creating an array of biological siblings, step siblings and half-siblings. Estate planning in blended families can create complex challenges for parents who must decide how their assets should be distributed.
Blended families have unique challenges that are not always self-evident. Spouses, biological children and stepchildren may seem to get along well. However, without a solid estate plan, disputes between family members can arise. There is a risk that your children from a prior relationship could be disinherited.
Strategic Solutions For Complex Estate Planning Questions
At the Law Office of Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A., in Melbourne, Florida, we know that no two households are alike. Creating strategic solutions directly tailored to the goals of our clients is the foundation of our estate planning practice. To that end, we will work closely with you to understand your goals and craft an effective estate plan tailored to your wishes.
We start by attentively listening to your desires. We believe that open and honest communication, in a comfortable setting, are vital keys to successful estate planning. With a complete understanding of your unique circumstances, we will fully explain your options, including advising you about the benefits of creating trusts or using other estate planning tools to allow you to make informed decisions. Our goal is to create a customized estate plan to help ensure that your wishes are fully addressed for your peace of mind.